Tuesday, July 26, 2005

THIS THURSDAY: Come meet the main booking agents in Philly

This Thursday, July 28, 7-9pm, downstairs at The Five Spot, Indie Night School will give participants the chance to meet the main booking agents in Philly *in person* and chat with them. It'll be a night of straight-forward questions, answers, and discussion.

The panel includes:

- Stacie, Heyday Entertainment, books The Khyber, North Star Bar, The Five Spot, Pontiac Grill, and many other major clubs

- Maria, one half of Plain Parade, which organizes live events in Philadelphia. She is also the host of "Two States", a local music program on WPRB (103.3fm - Princeton, NJ), as well as a contributing writer to XLR8R and Rockpile Magazines.

- Sean, R5 Productions, responsible for tons of DIY events in major and non-traditional spots throughout Philly, as well as the most important all-ages shows in town

- Ben Morgan, Millcreek Tavern, 2000-2003 handled publicity and local booking for Curt Flood Booking, which since has merged with Heyday Entertainment. While at Curt Flood, Ben handled PR and local booking duties for The Khyber, The Upstage, The Five Spot, NxNW, and Club 218

If you're interested in the event, please contact Tom Sean asap at tom@theblackspoons.com and he can give you information on tickets.


INS is a music conference series hosted by the band THE BLACK SPOONS (www.theblackspoons.com). The series deals with all the many aspects of running a band professionally, independently, successfully, and ethically. As committed DIY-ists, The Black Spoons are interested in creating a forum where people can get past all the generic/outdated info being thrown around in publications like "Musicians Atlas" (half of the listings in which are wrong) and the "music industry" books one finds in Barnes & Nobles (does a book about music promotion by the editor of Spin Magazine really speak to the average band?). The panels give people the chance to meet the *real* people who run the Philly music scene, and to ask them down-to-earth, practical questions.